Pool's Underwater Viewing Window Shatters, Injuring Two

An underwater observation window in the Jefferson (Wis.) High School pool shattered on Monday with students in the pool, injuring a 17-year-old student and a physical education teacher. The incident occurred during a P.E. class and caused water to gush into the adjoining mechanical room. One of the students in the pool couldn't get out of the water in time and was sucked through the window's fractured glass and into the mechanical room, according to the Channel3000.com news website. The teacher, Greg Fetherston, jumped into the pool to attempt to rescue the student, but was sucked through the window, too.

Fetherston was treated and released at an area hospital, after suffering minor cuts and bruises. The injured male student was transported by Med Flight helicopter to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison with unknown injuries, Channel3000.com reports.

The pool, built in 1967, was expected to be drained as school officials attempt to figure out why the glass shattered. A new pool is scheduled to open at Jefferson High next fall.

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